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When 16 items are sold at an amount of Rs. 45, a loss equal to the cost of 7 items is incurred. What is the cost of one item?

A

Rs. 5.

B

Rs. 6.

C

Rs. 7.

D

Rs. 4.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the cost per item be c. Then loss = 7c. So we can write 16c - 45 = 7c. Solving we get c = Rs. 5.


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